Constitution Park, Tequesta
||Palm Beach, FL|
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Constitution Park is such a surprise! You don't even see it from the road, just a nondescript building. But behind the building lies a wonderland! Here among swaying coconut trees, palmettos, and pines are a ton of things to do! Best of all (for older kids) is the sky-high playground. Wow! Those slides look hair-raising. There is plenty of climbing alongside the playground, with climbing wall, ropes, ladders, and rubber climbing squares. Kids younger than five will get very frustrated at this playground and not like it at all.
For toddlers there is a smaller playground with cute stations: at one of them kids can turn pictures to change the head, torso, and feet of an animal. At another station there are musical chimes perfectly tuned to the major scale. These sound much better than your typical playground chimes and my daughter loved making melodies on them. There are two bouncies, a dinosaur and a bumblebee.
This park is not very good for kids of medium size. Toddlers have a playground and kids aged seven and over have an incredible playground but kids of around 4 years old feel like neither playground is right for them.
A red fitness trail leads around the park past landscaped garden areas. Exercise stations are situated along it, including monkey bars. Among palms is a pretty pale-lime gazebo and a Caribbean-style building with restrooms. Several spiffy basketball courts offer more to do, and there are benches where you can sit in the shade by the courts. In the corner, a skate park adds even more fun, though it is fenced and only open limited hours. These activities are all intermingled within the park among clusters of palms, not laid out separately in barren areas like in most community sports parks. There is also a large picnic lawn with lovely shady areas.
This is an inspiring, tropical-looking park. And what's rare about it is that older kids will actually have more fun than little kids!
Check out also Pine Gardens Park behind Jupiter Library, with its super tall slides and cool five-person spinner. Indian Creek Park is another good one with a tall slide.
A beautiful place to visit nearby is the Jupiter Lighthouse where you can have a picnic by the water.
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Constitution Park is located at 399 Seabrook Rd. It is almost impossible to spot from the road! From Highway 1, turn west on Tequesta Dr. Turn right on Seabrook Rd and when you pass Good Shepherd Church on your right, the parking lot for Constitution Park is on your left. It is a small parking lot with a sign "Village of Tequesta Parks and Recreation." Walk behind the plain-looking building and you will find a wonderland of a park!
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.